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Hip Surgery Recovery

Orthopedic Surgeon in Fargo

Dr. Todd Sekundiak is a highly trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in performing hip replacement surgery using minimally invasive techniques.  This minimally invasive approach means shortened recovery times. To learn more about hip replacement surgery and the recovery process, call (701) 417-6000 to schedule an appointment at our office in Fargo, ND today!

Post-operative Recovery

Because the anterior approach is muscle preserving, there is reduced tissue damage, which means a potentially faster recovery.1 After surgery, you should expect to be on your feet and discharged from the hospital in 2-3 days. With the anterior approach, you are more likely to be discharged to your home for self care rather than to a rehab facility. Also, you should enjoy a faster return to walking without a supportive aid compared to traditional hip replacement.

After full physical rehabilitation, most patients can return to regular activity and exercise without any pain. You’ll also be able to enjoy full range of motion with no 90-degree angle restriction.





  1. Zawadsky MW, Paulus MC, Murray PJ and Johansen MA. Early outcome comparison between the direct anterior approach and the mini-incision posterior approach for primary total hip arthroplasty: 150 consecutive cases.The Journal of Arthroplasty 29. 2014;1256-1260.

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